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"there is no remaking reality. just take it as it comes. hold your ground and take it as it comes." (philip roth - everyman)

"Dinge werden nur dann kompliziert, wenn du dein Ego in den Vordergrund stellst. Nimm dich zurück und alles wird einfach." (audrey hepburn)

"und dann muss man ja auch noch zeit haben, einfach dazusitzen und vor sich hin zu schauen." (astrid lindgren)

"was immer du tun kannst oder wovon du träumst - fange es an. in der kühnheit liegt genie, macht und magie." (J.W. Goethe)

"to be a teacher is forever to be an optimist." (bill clinton)

"poetry is just the evidence of life. if your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash." (leonard cohen)

"practise what you preach." (fuller 1732)

"one picture is worth ten thousand words." (fred r. barnard 1927)

"the only constant in life is change." (diogenes laertius - lives of the philosphers)

"there isn't any night club in the world you can sit in for a long time unless you can at least buy some liquor and get drunk. or unless you're with some girl that really knocks you out." (j.d. salinger - the catcher in the rye))

"two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference." (Robert Frost 1874-1963 - the road not taken)

"the american ideal embraces an equality of opportunity for every person but not an equality of result." (david k. shipler - the working poor)

"eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. the river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. on some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. i am haunted by waters." (norman maclean - a river runs through it)

"we should treat all the trivial things of life seriously and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality." (oscar wilde - the importance of being earnest)

"one doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." (andre gide)

"all the other children at my school are stupid." (mark haddon - the curious incident of the dog in the night-time)

"ich lebe mein leben in wachsenden ringen,
die sich über die dinge ziehn.
ich werde den letzten vielleicht nicht vollbringen,
aber versuchen will ich ihn." (rainer maria rilke, 20.09.1899)

"a few minutes after the hour had struck something moved slowly up the staff, and extended itself upon the breeze. it was a black flag. justice was done and the president of the immortals of aeschylean phrase, had ended his sport with tess. and the d'urberville knights and dames slept on in their tombs unknowing. the two speechless gazers bent themselves down to the earth, as if in prayer, and remained thus a long time, absolutely motionless: the flag continued to wave silently. as soon as they had strength again they arose, joined hands again, and went on." (thomas hardy - tess of the d'urbervilles)

"andere gehn zum papst, ich geh nach mark knopfler." (unknown mark knopfler fan from the ruhr area, may 10, 2008)

"pap always said, take a chicken when you get a chance, because if you don't want him yourself you can easily find somebody that does, and a good deed ain't ever forgot." (mark twain - the adventures of huckleberry finn)

"there is truth and then again there is truth. for all that the world is full of people who go around believing they’ve got you or your neighbor figured out, there really is no bottom to what is not known. the truth about us is endless. as are the lies." (philip roth - the human stain)

"su simmer all he hinjekumme,
mir sprechen hück all dieselve sproch.
mir han dodurch su vill jewonne.
mir sin wie mer sin, mir jecke am rhing.
dat es jet, wo mer stolz drop sin." (H. Knipp/ Bläck Fööss)

"an idle mind is the devil's workshop." (puritan proverb)

"twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. so throw off the bowlines. sail away from the save harbour. catch the trade winds in your sails. explore. dream. discover." (mark twain)

"no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted." (aesop)

"wealth is not an amount of money but a state of mind." (gill from london)

"If I take a picture of a man waiting for a bus at a bus stop, the picture must show more than a man waiting for a bus."

"Photography is of course based on coincidence. But coincidence is the concurrence of two basic laws: Namely, that something is happening somewhere and that you are there. You can provoke coincidence by being out there a lot."

"You don't have to compose, the world is composition."(Arno Fischer, Photographer)

"where there is no vision, the people perish."(miss jean brodie)

"kaufet nicht verkaufet." (andré kostolany - die kunst über geld nachzudenken)




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